We at TGD were surprised to read about Kevin Smith’s plans for a new movie, because we were under the impression he was going to retire from the biz. Then again, how many times have The Who, The Rolling Stones and Ozzy done final tours, right?
It’s too bad the movie for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a disaster, because the graphic novel was a hell of an epic. Now it’s thankfully returning this March, and this time they’re fighting some really bad guys in nazi Germany.
In addition to the new Star Wars movies that will be coming later in the decade, the Star Wars universe will also continue through spin off films, novels, comics, and video games.
Scarface hit its 30th anniversary last year, and one of the many things it’s known for is how many times the word f*ck is uttered. Reports vary as to how many times the F bomb is dropped throughout the film, in some scenes it’s hard to hear over the music, but it’s certainly in the two hundred range.
Acer has debuted a new Android-based all-in-one (AIO) desktop with a 27-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel touchscreen display.
In the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer, more expensive counterparts, researchers are abandoning hunches and intuition for theoretical models and pure computing power.
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells. Their modification can increase solar cell efficiency by more than 30 percent.
Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered a unique stellar system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense neutron star, all packed within a space smaller than Earth's orbit around the Sun.
Several sources confirm that the first discovered asteroid in 2014, designated 2014 AA, entered Earth’s atmosphere late Jan. 1 (Jan. 2 Universal time) over the mid-Atlantic Ocean.
Eighth graders didn't have Facebook or Twitter to share news back then, in January 2004. Bekah Sosland, 14 at the time, learned about a NASA rover landing on Mars when the bouncing-ball video on the next morning's Channel One news in her Fredericksburg, Texas, classroom caught her eye.
The wet dream for environmentally focused drivers of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles is one in which self-contained renewable energy powers the car instead of having to plug into the grid.
Much like Ford, Audi is choosing a leading consumer electronics trade event instead of the upcoming Detroit Auto Show to unveil a plug-in hybrid concept. The German automaker will reveal next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the Audi Sport quattro lasterlight concept.
Video games, like DVDs and BluRays, are a very addictive proposition. Like the old potato chip ad used to say, “Betcha can’t eat just one,” and once you start piling up your favorite titles, it’s difficult to hold yourself back and stop.
Chris Pine was in an unenviable position when he took on Captain Kirk. On one hand, it’s an major coup for any actor, but you’d run the risk of being stereotyped, as well as the withering heat from the geeks if you don’t deliver.
We at TGD are very grateful for the movie Gravity. It’s an original movie that’s pushed big boundaries in special effects, and it’s proven that a movie that isn’t based on a previous film, TV show, or video game can still do well in today’s day and age. But have people gotten sick and tired of it already?
We just reported that according to a poll on Fandango, the ticket buying site, that Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will be the most anticipated movie of the year. But this isn’t the only movie poll driven by fans, and now another firm has compiled a list of most anticipated movies according to social media volume.
If you lost 4.6 million user names to hackers, didn't really have an answer for why or how you prevent the same thing happening again, and have absolutely no path to revenues, profitability, or whatever constitutes a real business, would you be kind of a dick about your business lacking some basic security?
Sharks in Western Australia are going to find themselves tweeting to swimmers that they are heading to shallow waters looking for a human sized snack.
It’s just one day into the new year, and there’s already a Ghostbusters 3 news item. We wonder if this movie is ever going to get made, but there’s certainly been a lot that’s been written about Dan Aykroyd’s attempt to make a third ‘Busters film.
Websense has found that Windows standard error reports are leaking information which could be used by a hacker to craft specific attacks and compromise networks.
It’s always a trip to find out a certain celebrity likes the same movies, TV, music or video games you do. After all, celebrities are people just like you and me, and a lot of times they like stuff that’s in the zeitgeist, just like everyone else does.
Whether it’s the music business or the movie business, piracy has always been a fact of life in both, and one that leaves the major studios shuddering with fear. If a Napster style crisis ever hits Hollywood, it could end up destroying the business, much like it decimated the record industry.
Microsoft almost gave discs and optical drives the heave-ho in the final month leading up to the Xbox One’s launch.
Open collaboration – which has brought the world Bitcoin, TEDx and Wikipedia – is likely to expand into new domains and displace traditional organizations, according to a paper in a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
There's a map of an ancient Syrian trade route that shows how one city's political sway extended farther than once thought. This map isn't a time-worn and mysterious etching on a stone tablet. Turns out it's easily found on a different type of tablet – the kind with apps.
Climbing robots that mimic the stickiness of gecko lizard feet could work in space as well as on Earth, ESA has shown, raising the prospect of hull-crawling automatons tending future spacecraft.
Fourteen mountain peaks on Earth stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). The tallest of these “eight-thousanders” is Mount Everest, the standard to which all other mountains are compared. The Nepalese name for the mountain is Sagarmatha: “mother of the universe.”
The second year of an unprecedented balloon campaign in Antarctica has just begun. The NASA-funded mission – called the Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses, or BARREL – is led by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. The mission is unique, as it relies not on one gigantic balloon, but on many smaller ones, 20 in total.
Pine Island Glacier is one of the biggest routes for ice to flow from Antarctica into the sea. The floating ice shelf at the glacier's tip has been melting and thinning for the past four decades, causing the glacier to speed up and discharge more ice.
Two INSERM research teams led by Pier Vincenzo Piazza and Giovanni Marsicano (INSERM Unit 862 "Neurocentre Magendie" in Bordeaux) recently discovered that pregnenolone, a molecule produced by the brain, acts as a natural defence mechanism against the harmful effects of cannabis in animals.
How is it that the SEA is soooo good at this hacking thing? And why are they trying to help Steve Ballmer find a new job?
Comic books had a good year in 2013, and actual paper comic books have been selling better than digital downloads. And indeed, there’s still something very cool about going through comic book stores and pursuing our favorite titles. So we were surprised to read that Marvel may now be pulling some of their titles from bookstores.
This has been quite a year for movies. There have been major genre hits, and major disasters, but the box office pundits claim this could again be another record year. The Hobbit has been doing bang up business, and other genre films have also been doing very well, but the biggest movie of the year came out in the summer, and that movie is…
The Daily Fail has released one of the dumbest stories we have ever seen claiming that iPhone users are more intelligent than the rest of the riff-raff who do not waste their cash on overpriced toys.
Allwinner is slated to launch its very first octa-chip this year, with the company planning to show off the new silicon at CES 2014 in Las Vegas (January), alongside tablets based on the current lineup of A23, A31, and A31S processors.
China's Chang'e 3 landed on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) just east of a 450 m diameter impact crater on 14 December 2013. Soon after landing, a small rover named Yutu (or Jade Rabbit in English) was deployed and took its first tentative drive onto the airless regolith.
Weather forecasters on exoplanet GJ 1214b would have an easy job. Today's forecast: cloudy. Tomorrow: overcast. Extended outlook: more clouds.
Using the new capabilities of the upgraded Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), scientists have discovered previously-unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars. The discovery gives strong support for one of the competing explanations for how double-star systems form.
Researchers at Aalto University have determined how emotions are experienced in the body.
Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 and potentially more than 8°C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced according to new research published in Nature. Scientists found global climate is more sensitive to carbon dioxide than most previous estimates.
The challenge of supplying clean, safe drinking water to an expanding world population comes down to money, MIT economist Franklin Fisher says: We are surrounded by water — it covers 71 percent of Earth’s surface — and industrial-scale desalination has operated successfully around the world for many years.
A new study quantifies for the first time future losses in deep-sea marine life, using advanced climate models. Results show that even the most remote deep-sea ecosystems are not safe from the impacts of climate change.
This year's CES in Las Vegas should see hybrid Android and Windows devices which may be designed to give Microsoft a warning that changes need to be made. But, is this the right way to get Microsoft to wake up to the realities of the post-PC era?
Next year it’s the good news / bad news routine with Netflix. The good news is you can stream movies for $6.99 a month. The bad news is they’re going to stop renting a number of movies by the time you read this, January 1, and we’re shocked at some of the titles that will no longer be available.
We just did our upcoming 2014 preview of genre movies. It will be a big year for sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and dystopian future stories, and one site has weighed in on what’s the most anticipated movie of the year.
We’ve recently run several reports here on TGD about a new Samsung TV that costs $150,000. It’s being called the 4K TV because it has four times the pixels of regular hi-def TVs, but some experts will argue that past a certain point your eye can’t tell the difference anymore.
What’s even scarier than the world losing all its power? The fact that there’s still hair band musicians in the future, which is why the news that Bret Michaels will star on Revolution is really scary.
Ever since the advent of the internet, the studios have been releasing photos from their upcoming movies before they get leaked by the geeks. This is a smart strategy, because you’re beating everyone to the punch, and satisfying the needs of the fans at the same time.
Whenever there’s a major blunder in genre pop culture, we all know fans will go nuts on the net. These days, the Twittersphere will especially erupt with protest. This happened a lot in 2013, and one publication listed the top Twitter explosions of the year.
Video games are fun, that’s why so many of us play them. And in recent years, they’ve have displayed way more depth than they used to, with better writing, music, and story development. But can video games be emotionally moving?